Bernucca: Morris Twins Join Irving on 2011 Draft Contract Extension Scoreboard

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Kyrie Irving finally has some company among 2011 NBA draft class members receiving contract extensions. Irving, the top pick of the draft, received a maximum five-year, $90 million extension from the Cleveland Cavaliers about 20 seconds after the moratorium ended in early July. Since then, he had been alone among his draft classmates. Until today, when the Phoenix Suns signed twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris to extensions. As usual, terms were not disclosed, but Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reported

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PODCAST: Michael Scotto on the Possibility of Carmelo Anthony Joining the Miami Heat

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LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade entered the league as four of the top five selections in the 2003 NBA Draft. Now, 11 years later, they all could join forces in South Beach. With rumors swirling about a possible alliance in Miami, Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher will reportedly meet with Anthony this weekend to discuss the player option on his contract and how he can be a fit in the triangle offense with the Knicks going forward. Can Jackson

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Bobby Brown Signs 3-year Deal In China

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After a sensational season in the Chinese Basketball Association, former Cal-State Fullerton guard Bobby Brown has agreed to a three-year extension with the DongGuan Leopards. One of the most sensational scorers outside the NBA, Brown was the second-leading scorer in China at 30.7 PPG, fresh off of leading the Euroleague in the prior season with Montepaschi Siena. Over the past two seasons, Brown has had some ridiculous scoring nights, going off for 74 points in a two-point win over Sichuan (whose

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Americans Playing in China: Top 10 Performances

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Have you ever wondered what became of Delonte West? How about Randolph Morris? Hamed Haddadi? Marcus Williams? They are all part of the growing contingent of former NBA players in the Chinese Basketball Association. The CBA is definitely a league of its own and well worth following for its American star power. Defense is not a priority in the CBA, an offensive-minded league which emphasizes transition and the 3-pointer. It is a great place for undersized guards, tweener forwards and big men not

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Scotto: Kobe Bryant and Lakers Diagram Newest Championship Blueprint

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Kobe Bryant deserved every penny, if not more, of his two-year, $48.5 million contract extension. And I’ll say this: Bryant doesn’t deserve to be criticized as selfish for the amount of money he will make, and any subsequent cap space the Lakers lose as a result. Two of Bryant’s teammates, Chris Kaman and Xavier Henry, strongly agree. “I personally think he deserved more,” Kaman told SheridanHoops. “I know the only exception with that comment is that it can be hard for teams to

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Extension Deadline Here For 2010 NBA Draft Class

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As you can see, Memphis Grizzlies small forward Quincy Pondexter had quite a treat waiting for him on Halloween. That’s Pondexter, a member of the 2010 draft class, signing his contract extension, reportedly worth $14 million over four years. Pondexter became the sixth member of the 2010 draft to get an extension, and might be the last. Teams have until midnight ET to lock up players drafted three years ago with long-term contracts, and no one else seems close to a deal. Pondexter

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Tweet of the Day: Jalen Rose Predicts Epic Un-Retirement

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Popular ESPN personality Bill Simmons and his NBA on ESPN cohost Jalen Rose sat in front of a camera to record the NBA Preview for the B.S. Report on Grantland.com. During the episode, Jalen made a striking prediction for the 2013-14 NBA season. A stunner from Bill & Jalen’s NBA Preview: @jalenrose believes Michael Jordan will play in an NBA game this season. http://t.co/gjhxEjJI8M — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 3, 2013 That’s right. Jalen Rose expects 50-year-old Michael Jordan to come out of retirement

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Tweet of the Day: Stephon Marbury vs. the media

Stephon Marbury clearly had some thoughts to let out, and he did just that with a pair of tweets directed at media members who were seemingly critical of the former NBA player. Marbury’s first response to media came after Frank Isola of the New York Daily News tweeted the following. @FisolaNYDN yeah and I had to stop some cats from turning your lights out. — I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) August 18, 2013 The tweet was over five months ago but clearly Marbury recently took

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